2021-2022 College Disc Golf Season
College Disc Golf will return in the Fall of 2021 with a complete regular season consisting of one level of qualification for four player teams interested in earning their bids to the DI division at the National Championship. All other divisions do not require qualification. Collegiate events will consist of singles play and the 4 person alternating team doubles format. Women’s teams consist of two players.
College Disc Golf membership is required to compete this season. There is no requirement for conference participation. Any team of active College Disc Golf members can compete and earn their invite to the 2022 CDGNC at any qualifier event.
FAQ – Start Here
You must compete as a team. You need 2 players for a Women’s team and 4 for all other divisions.
Find your team page here. If you see your school listed there, reach out to us for your captain or leader’s information. If you do not see your school listed there, reach out to us and we’ll create your team page and help get you started!
Current College Disc Golf membership is required to compete in CDG events. Have you reached out to us? You need a team page and login before you can join and renew your CDG membership. After your join, your team can compete in any qualifier event.
College Disc Golf events are organized and ran by volunteers that range from Tournament Directors with PDGA Major experience to students running their first events. There are two main types of events – conference play (league like play, more casual events) and qualifier events (more serious events that require CDG membership and where you earn your invite to the CDGNC). All CDG qualifier events are PDGA sanctioned and consist of at least round of team alternating shot doubles and typically singles play. More scoring and format information. Event format and layouts are determined by the TD for that event. Events can be one or two days. Find a qualifier near you – qualifier event map and schedule.
No, you do not need to qualify to compete. If you are interested in competing in Division 2 (DII), Division 3 (DIII), or the Women’s Division, you do not need to qualify. Only teams interested in competing in Division 1 (DI) need to qualify. To qualify, earn your invite by being one of the highest placing teams without a bid at any qualifier on the schedule!
Only teams interested in competing in Division 1 (DI) need to qualify. To qualify, earn your invite by being one of the highest placing teams without a bid at any qualifier on the schedule! Players who were on the team that earned the bid are irrelevant. Bids are are awarded to the team and your school can only field one team in DI. The players on that team is up to your organization.
Yes, professionals players can participate. Only PDGA Premier Pros are ineligible.
Yes, graduating seniors are eligible.
NEW for the 2021-2022 Season – PDGA memberships are now included with your College Disc Golf Season Membership!
If you join CDG on or after October 1, 2021, your PDGA membership will renew for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022. If you join CDG prior to October 1, 2021, your PDGA membership will not be renewed until October 1, 2021 but will still be renewed for the rest of 2021 and all of 2022. CDG will cover any PDGA nonmember event fees at CDG events before October 1, 2021 and your rounds will be rated after your PDGA membership is established/renewed on October 1, 2021.
These events make College Disc Golf happen on the ground level. Supported by our Tournament Directors, these qualifiers are your path to the National Championships. Find out more here.
These organizations of geographically centered teams and their leadership are responsible for growing collegiate disc golf on a grassroots level. In an effort to launch the new qualifying format focused around the creation of conferences we are asking your team to either form a conference or join one near you. You can find more information on the conferences page.
How to Qualify for the 2022 National Championships
We will host a field of 54 teams in the DI division, 36 teams in DII, 18 teams in DIII, and 18 teams in the Women’s division for the 2022 tournament. Only teams participating in DI are required to qualify. All other divisions will fill on a first come first serve basis with priority in DII given to schools without a team in DI. There is a limit of one team per school in DII and DI. That means there are 54 spots to award through our rankings, invitations, and qualifying events throughout the year.
To qualify, teams must participate in our qualifier events. Any team may play in qualifier tournaments in any region. Teams can earn a spot by performing well at an event and winning one of the spots awarded there or via our rankings qualifications. Any vacated spots will be awarded through our rankings system at the end of the season. The highest ranked team that has not already qualified will earn their way in.